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Tajikistan is Central Asia's smallest and least understood country. Epic mountain landscapes, glacial lakes and the mighty Oxus River encircle ancient Buddhist sites, Silk Road trading posts, medieval shrines and planned Soviet cities. The guide includes tried and tested trekking routes in the Fann, Zerafshan and Pamir mountain ranges for various levels of experience. Comprehensive bird-watching and wildlife sections are provided by BBC journalist Ben Tavener. Rich historical detail and entertaining anecdotes are drawn from the historical archives of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs and with first-hand descriptions of everything from Soghdian ruins to playing the traditional sport of buz kashi or 'dead goat polo', Tajikistan's authors bring the country alive.travelling by minibus, it costs T1860. ... Though you might want a Land Rover or a Toyota Land Cruiser, the reality is that your choice is likely to be limited to a Lada Niva ... SECURITY WARNING In July 2012 the murder of a high-ranking 142.

Author:Sophie Ibbotson, Max Lovell-Hoare
Publisher:Bradt Publications - 2013


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